Week 3: EBSCO Adds Poetry Database,OverDrive And SirsiDynix To Deliver eResource Central,The New Facebook Graph Search,

EBSCO Publishing Introduces Poetry & Short Story Reference Center ( EContent)
The new Poetry & Short Story Reference Center database in EBSCO offers access to thousands of poems, "as well as short stories, biographies, and authoritative essays."

Drexel University Library Introduces Kiosk Where Students Can Borrow Laptops 24×7(INFOdocket)
Any student, I am sure would appreciate the option to get a laptop at Drexel University Library, after the closing of the circulation desk.

OverDrive and SirsiDynix to deliver eResource Central integration( Library Technology Guides)
Customers of SirsiDynix ILS systems will be able to get to electronic resources and e-books with one-click via the new eResource Central platform, developed by utilizing Overdrive's APIs.

eBooks and Libraries: OverDrive Releases a Selection of 2012 Usage and Collection Statistics(INFOdocket)
One of the biggest providers of digital media for public libraries, Overdrive has released selection of its 2012 stats: 70 million digital titles were checked out in 2012

California's New Privacy Laws Stop Employers From Social Snooping(ReadWriteWeb)
"…the Employer Use of Social Media law is an important step to creating a barrier between the work force and management, adding much-needed do's and don'ts to previously nebulous territory. The new law specifically prohibits private and public employers from demanding usernames and passwords to access personal social media accounts or requiring an employee or applicant to show the contents of social media accounts to bosses."

How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search( ReadWriteWeb)
ReadWriteWeb has an excellent post explaining the new Facebook search for people places and things.

Cornell and Columbia Libraries to build a joint technical infrastructure (Library Technology Guides)
Cornell and Columbia Libraries plan to integrate technical services, which "purchase and license library materials, such as books, e-books, e-journals, databases and more"

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